Hedi Slimane has a long history of iconic military boots, starting at Dior with the archival Navigate Boots, up to the Ranger Zips from SLP and finally his newest take, the Academy Boots for Celine. We cannot decide which one is our favorite as they all have very different elements, but we can say with confidents, that this pair that he introduced at his Celine debut, is the most suitable for the everyday use. They work with various of different styles, such as elegance, streetwear and simplicity. if you always wanted to get a pair of military boots without looking like you came from the military, this pair is the perfect one for you.
Hedi Slimanes debut collection for Celine was something profound and long-awaited for the industry, which was visible when the Runway presentation broke online viewing records. Because of Slimane always having trouble with corporations, he ended up spending the last few years going through lawsuits against SLP, after they misappropriated his designs and photographs. So it is no wonder that everybody got excited for Hedi to finally return to his roots of glamour and luxury, while being treated right by a brand where he could express 100% of his artistry. Besides the similarity to his previous work, that is noticeable with one eye, Hedi did an amazing job introducing himself to Celine for Spring Summer 19, and brought something back we all missed for too long witnessing Saint Laurent sucking out his legacy. For us, the debut proved one thing once again, that Hedi Slimane is the rockstar of the fashion industry that will not stop making skinny jeans and leather jackets cool.
Condition: worn for photoshoots indoor